Friday, 12 December 2014

FEATURE FRIDAY | HOW-TO CHRISTMAS LOOK

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Hello Sugarfixx fans,

I’m Rina and I’ll be filling in for Kate’s post today. A little bit about me; I’m 28, I live in Bradford UK, I’m a freelance make up artist alongside my ‘day job’ in marketing and I also run a beauty and lifestyle blog. You can find out more about me and read my ramblings over at www.rinadeb.co.uk

For today’s guest post I thought I’d do a bit of a ‘how-to’ guide. As Christmas is fast approaching no doubt your diaries are filling up with parties and night’s out so, I’ve created a gorgeous make-up look that’s perfect for events over the festive season. 

What I love most about the build up to Christmas is walking into the beauty sections of department stores and admiring all the visuals on the beauty counters. The models are always made up to have that modern, vintage glamour make-up look. I’ve taken inspiration from the festive drama of these looks and using some of my long-standing favourite products, as well as some new buys, I’ve created my own version of this.

How to create the look


I hope you like the look that I have created and it inspires you to create your own Christmas party look. For more fashion and beauty inspiration in the run up to Christmas and tips on how to apply make-up visit my blog www.rinadeb.co.uk 

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Just love


Rina xoxo 

Monday, 8 December 2014

CHRISTMAS AT JOHN LEWIS

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Ah, who doesn't love a roam round John Lewis? Their Christmas gifts are wonderful and I've put together a little list of the best of the bunch...

Urban Decay Ten 24/7 Eye Pencil Set (£31.50) - I must say, I find the Urban Decay 24/7 liner sets really exciting. They have such a vast array of shades to choose from and this year's set is even better than last year's especially since it has a full sized liner too.

Neom Real Luxury Travel Candle (£16.00) - Candles are such good gifts right? This is a special edition 150th Anniversary candle with Lavender, Jasmine and Brazillian Rosewood.

MAC Mini Pigment Kit in Gold (£24.30) - Every year, MAC bring out special sets that include miniature vials of very special pigment shades. They're a great starter size and the colours are beautiful. 

NARS Narsissist All Eyes on You Eyeshadow Palette (£35.00) - NARS, how you make me swoon! This gorgeous set comes with three of their amazing eyeshadows, a brush and an eyeliner all for just £35.00.

Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Therapy Collection (£22.00) - I adore C&E hand creams so this set is right up my street. It comes with 6 gorgeous scents and makes the perfect gift. 

Liz Earle Christmas Skincare Discovery Gift Set (£16.50) - For less than £17.00, you will receive not only the amazing Cleanse & Polish but their Instant Boost Skin Tonic and a muslin cloth.

Enjoy and happy shopping!

Love, Kate xo
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Friday, 5 December 2014

FEATURE FRIDAY | AUTUMN/WINTER LIPS

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Hey There, I'm Karis from the blog Beautybykaris, and I'm guest posting for the gorgeous Kate as she enjoys an incredible holiday to Aus, (Not jealous one bit). As its getting colder and we are slowly creeping more towards Christmas I thought I'd share with you a few of my favourite Autumn lipsticks, that tend to be my 'go to' colours of the moment. 

 Up until this year, the only things that got me excited for Autumn and cold weather, were knitwear, boots and hot chocolate... Now I can add lipsticks to that list. 

 I never thought of myself as someone who could wear any other colour than pink on the lips. Over the past two years I have only had one red lipstick, which barely made it out of my make up box, let alone onto my lips and in to broad daylight. But I suppose it comes with the Beauty blogging territory, I have now become more adventurous, and experimental, and fallen in love with some beautiful deeper and richer toned lippys. 

 As I find myself replacing my pale pinks, with more plums, reds and vampy colours, I have started to build a little collection. Here are just a few of my favourites from my stash... With NARS Damned on the wish list, and Daniel Sandler Valentina on its way to me. 

  MAC Rebel (£15.50) - Is there anyone that does not own this or want this lippy? I have seen many a beauty blogger wearing this shade, and looking b-e-a-utiful. At first I had my doubts I tried it on at my local counter and was a bit concerned I looked like I had drunk too much Ribena. But after being convinced to make the purchase during a blog chat, I have fallen very hard for this MAC beauty. A gorgeous medium toned pink plum colour. 

  Max Factor Lipfinity Lasting Lip Tint 06 (£4-5) - The perfect cherry lip tint. I actually won this in a giveaway, and just love the colour. It is so stunning, applies effortlessly and you don't have to worry about it coming off after a sip of a drink.

  Barry M 121 (£4.49) - This pillar box red lippy was the one I had been neglecting in my make up box for so long, (Terrible I know). It looked great on my sister, I was just too scared to wear it. It is such a lovely, vibrant red. 

  Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer 101 Celestial (£5.99) - This ones been sat in my collection for quite a while to, and is a lovely warm nude tone. Compared to my other picks this is the least daring colour, but has a stunning satin smooth finish to it. 

  Revlon Black Cherry (£8-9) - This is definitely the darkest, most vampiest colour I own, but I absolutely adore it. It has to be one of my best ones, I like this one for nights out, when I'm feeling a little more glam. I actually brought this after seeing a couple of friends wearing it in a picture. The name black cherry describes its colour just perfectly.

  MAC Rubywoo (£15.50) And finally, it had to be Rubywoo. The most beautiful matte red there ever was. Need I say more.

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  What colours are you finding yourself picking up this year? Which colour lipstick is your favourite out of my picks? 

 Hope you enjoyed reading my guest post. Would love for you to stop by my blog and say hey. 

 Lots of love, KBxx

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

GWEN STEFANI FOR OPI

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OPI loves a good collaboration range doesn't it? 

They've just released a Gwen Stefani for OPI* range and today I have the most adorable gift set to show you. 

I'm a huge fan of Gwen and her truly iconic style so I was excited to try the nail polishes. Firstly, the mini OPI polishes are just the cutest beauty product ever, am I right? 

I absolutely love the shades that feature in the set, there's definitely something for all tastes. 

First up we have the beautiful eye catching Hey Baby which is a bright, rosy pink that has a glossy finish. The other glossy finish is the vampy I.Sing.In.Color which is a dark cherry shade.

Then onto the more textured polishes - Love.Angel.Music.Baby is a beautiful pale golden shade that airs on the side of pure glitter. Finally, we have the beautiful, matte 4 In The Morning which is a really interesting charcoal shade with golden glitter running through.

I've always loved the quality of OPI polishes and these are no exception plus I think the set makes a lovely stocking filler and who doesn't love those!?



Love, Kate xo
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